September 2016

Found 23 blog entries for September 2016.

Has your home been on the market for months? Haven’t had any offers, or the offers you received were infuriatingly low. Now what?

When your home doesn’t sell, the majority of factors depend on the property itself and the market. There are a lot of reasons why a home doesn’t sell in a timely manner. Maybe it’s priced too high or it doesn’t show well, or it lacks curb appeal. Whatever the case, your next steps should be to take the home off the market, give the listing a “rest,” reevaluate your asking price, consider cosmetic upgrades to the home, and then get back out there. You might even end up selling your home for a price that’s higher than what you originally asked! So lets go a bit further into detail on what to do if your home doesn’t sell:

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It’s hard to believe that the fall season is already upon us! Just like the seasons, the real estate market can heat up or cool down depending on the time of year. Fall normally signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the market to buy a home, here are some reasons why fall can be a great time to buy.

Leftover spring inventory can mean huge deals 

Homes tend to go on the market for the first time in the spring. Most of the time, they are priced too high right out of the gate. Depending on how long the home stays on the market, there could be a series of price reductions during the spring and the summer months. Come fall, there could be even more drastic reductions depending on how desperate the seller

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The official start to Fall is here! Grab your Pumpkin Spice Lattes and light jackets and get out to enjoy these fall events in Orange County happening this fall!

Fall Blue Whale Migration – $20 Cruises Daily To View These Giants – Newport Beach

September is a special time along the coast of Orange County with warm and mild days and huge numbers of blue whales feeding sometimes just several hundred yards from shore. The Blue Whale Migration is in full swing in September with cruises often seeing several blue whales or more during a single whale watching cruise. And if blue whales weren’t enough, finback whales, and minke whales or also viewed regularly. A great opportunity for even the most seasoned whale watcher. Newport Beach is regarded as one of

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If you’ve been toying with the idea of selling your home, or just waiting until the new year to put your home on the market, there are a few things you can do right now to ensure a quick home sale in the future.

The sooner you start planning and getting everything in order, the more prepared you will be when it comes time to put your home on the market. Here are 3 steps you should take now before you plan to list your home.

1. Connect with a reputable real estate agent in your area 

Connecting with a local real estate agent and developing a trusting relationship before you list your home allows you to start learning the market from a professional while also transitioning from the mindset of a homeowner to that of a seller.

A dedicated agent

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Laguna Board of REALTORS & Affiliates Presents....
20th Annual Laguna Beach PET PARADE & CHILI COOK-OFF!
Sunday, September 25th,2016
Tivoli Too!
777 Laguna Canyon Road
11 AM - 3 PM

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O P E N ~ H O U S E

Saturday, September 24th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

550 Thalia Street, Laguna Beach 

An exceptional opportunity to own an ocean view pool home with an income unit! Situated on a generous R2 lot and ideally located in the heart of the Village, home is within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, art galleries and shops as well as just a few minutes to downtown. 

Call Today for Your Private Showing. (949) 874-1187

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2352 CRESTVIEW DRIVE, LAGUNA BEACH

$3,690,000 

 

Positively remarkable custom estate designed by award winning Architect Joseph Ambrose, overlooking the sparking coastline. The exquisite ambiance of this home offers 4 BD,4BA and nearly 4000 SQ of living space. Formal living and dining rooms boast an open entertaining deck with 180 degree unobstructed ocean and coastline views. The luxurious Master suite is a private haven offering spa like soaking tub, glass shower, cedar lined walk in closet and a outside patio with Ocean views. Featuring Spacious gourmet kitchen with top in the line appliances, Great room, full service elevator, walk-in wine cellar, and custom wood flooring. The large private back yard offers an outdoor kitchen, beautiful

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508 LINDEN STREET, LAGUNA BEACH

$4,349,000 

New Construction North Laguna Home. Located on a flat street of Laguna’s coveted “Tree Streets” this home offers views of the hills, canyon and city lights. Situated on a rare street-to-street lot with access to two quite cul-de-sacs with few neighbors, this home is within very short distance to downtown Laguna with its numerous shops, galleries and restaurants. Designed by famed architect Paul McClean this home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and an incredible master suite complete with fireplace, large steam shower and decadent soaking tub. Entertain in either the family room featuring a fireplace, large recessed TV and Bronzite bar with built in kegerator, separate fridge and temperature

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43 BEACH VIEW AVENUE, DANA POINT

$13,349,000 

“The Strand", named after the gated community in which it is built. The front "door" to the house is actually a reveal into an interior courtyard. The drama of the approach to the house is punctuated by stepping stones crossing a water feature which cascades down a custom glass tile wall into the pool and spa below. The steel structure, which is exposed both inside and out, allows for very few walls and the expansive glass and wood sliding doors add a transparent nature to the house so that very little view is obscured. Ocean views can be enjoyed before even arriving at the large frameless glass front door. The palette in the main spaces compliments the spanning ocean views. The warm orange

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39 SMITHCLIFFS ROAD, LAGUNA BEACH

$12,900,000 

Reminiscent of classic sea villas along the Mediterranean Riviera, this finely appointed estate presents uncommon privacy and superlative ocean views. Sited on a prime oceanfront parcel in private, gated Smithcliffs, the home graciously accommodates both family living and large scale entertaining within a five bedroom, six bath, 6,500 square foot plan. A stone Provence-style gatehouse opens into the impressive palm courtyard with limestone fireplace and spa feature. Enter the soaring rotunda foyer and the home immediately opens to the ocean. Main level library, great room, formal dining, and gourmet country kitchen all enjoy fireplaces, views from every vantage point and merge seamlessly to

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